In April, Responsive Management, will team up with the Hunters’ Leadership Forum of the NRA with the support of the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports to conduct a free webinar series covering material from the new book, How to Talk About Hunting: Research-Based Communications Strategies.
Webinar presenters include:
- Mark Damian Duda, founder and executive director of Responsive Management and senior author of How to Talk About Hunting: Research-Based Communications Strategies;
- Sam Nelson, founding partner of A-Game Speech and Debate Consulting and a senior lecturer at Cornell University; and
- Armands Revelins, researcher and consultant with A-Game Speech and Debate Consulting and Assistant Director of Speech & Debate Programs and Director of Policy Debate at Cornell University.
Webinar participants will receive a free copy of How to Talk About Hunting thanks to the generous support of Hunters’ Leadership Forum donors. If you do not already have a copy, please email Peter Churchbourne at PChurchbourne@nrahq.org.
Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Awc9sImGSbe-Z44tDGu7Ig
Webinar 1: “Why Communicating About Hunting Is Important” (Thursday, April 15, 2021, noon-1 p.m. EDT). This webinar will focus on the implications of effective communications about hunting (agency mandates, conservation funding, etc.). It will also provide an overview of the fundamentals of effective communications. Mark Damian Duda and Sam Nelson will be the presenters.
Webinar 2: “Attitudes Toward Hunting, Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, and Dominionism” (Friday, April 16, noon-1 p.m. EDT). This webinar will focus on content and major takeaways from chapters 4 (“Attitudes Toward Hunting”) and 5 (“Attitudes Toward Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, and Dominionism”). It will provide participants with a thorough overview of the latest research that underpins the communications guidelines. Mark Damian Duda will be the presenter.
Webinar 3: Communications Strategies (Thursday, April 22, noon-1 p.m. EDT) will provide extensive instruction on formal and informal communications strategies, including persuasive tactics and effective messaging. Content in this webinar will draw on chapters 9 (“Debating About Hunting”) and 10 (“Developing Formal Communications Programs in Support of Hunting”) of the book. Sam Nelson and Armands Revelins of A-Game Speech & Debate will be the presenters.
Webinar 4: Talking About Hunting: Don’ts and Dos (Friday, April 23, noon-1 p.m. EDT). This webinar will present the most important “don’ts” and “dos” for communicating about hunting, drawing primarily on the final chapter of the book. It will focus on the core guidelines and best practices for effective communications about hunting. Mark Damian Duda and Sam Nelson will be the presenters.
For questions or additional information about the webinar series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.